Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostal biblical interpretation has a rich history, even though the movement is young. One reason is that early Pentecostals had to immediately defend their experience of Spirit Baptism signified primarily by tongues speech. Thus, from the beginning, spiritual experiences and interpretation of Scripture as a means to validate the experience were at the forefront of the movements’ interaction with other Christian traditions. A more “developed” hermeneutic theologically and contextually speaking, would come into play in the contempora…

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Archer, Kenneth J. and Ross, Aaron Gabriel, “Hermeneutics”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20201204

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